So I freeze bread until I need to use it. My roommate is a fucking slob and opened up mine probably thinking it was his, but left the bag open. I was gonna defrost it today but noticed it was open and I have no idea how long its been open. Do you guys think it's still good?
Is there any chance you could consider the hypothesis he probably just took out a couple of slices and put the bread back in the freezer, exposing the frozen bread to room temperature for around 1 minute?
Even though it's false that a food is only unsafe to eat if it's visibly changed, food cannot actually go bad at -18°C ("go bad" meaning become unsafe to eat). There are no foodborne human pathogens that produce toxins or reproduce below -2°C, so initially safe food continuously stored at freezer temperature will always be good indefinitely.
>food cannot actually go bad at -18°C ("go bad" meaning become unsafe to eat)
Well by that very narrow definition you're right, but long-term freezing affects aroma, tenderness, juiciness, flavor and color. What's the point of freezing the food for that long if it tastes bland as shit
You are right but I believed this thread was about food safety. If OP is concerned about the quality of the bread, he should try it so he can judge whether the bread is still up to his standards.
Jumping in this thread to also ask if it's safe to eat something
>>Buyed some pork loin by the end of december
>>Moved to another house and it defrosted for about 12 hours
>>Froze it again
Is it safe to eat or should I just throw it away?
My mom used to put bread in the fridge... It made it crunchy, like it was stale.
I like my bread to be soft and a little chewy, so it was always a rush to for me to make a sandwich after my mother went to the grocery store before she put the bread in the fridge.
It is safe to eat only if the temperature of all parts of the meat stayed at or below fridge temperature (4-5 °C or 40 °F) for at least 10 of those 12 hours. If it was above fridge temperature for longer than 2 hours, it is not safe to eat. If it was stored at room temperature during that time, it is not safe to eat.
>Jesus how was the depression?
I'm not OP. While I don't freeze bread, I waste a lot of it. Living in a warm and humid climate, delicious old fashioned bakery bread doesn't go 2-3 days without getting a damp edge, spotting or molding over.
I do keep bread dough for rolls, english muffins, and bagels in the freezer. Frozen bread, if sliced can go into a toaster and be awesome. If frozen well, its the equivalent of fresh bread, if you like toasting.
I will sometimes toss some bread into the freezer if my plans change and I go out of town, but I have to admit, I rarely do thaw it or use it. It goes to the trash when I need room.
>putting bread on the fridge
nigger, what in the flying fuck are you doing
Bread doesn't magically go bad because of being outside, and putting it on the fridge makes it crusty and stiff.
Holy shit, you're retarded.
>unless you're a fatass why the fuck are you buying so many bread you don't even eat? As you said you live alone, you're just wasting your money.
Either I eat 25% of what I buy, or I simply never have bread at home. Only a fatass would gorge on it just to avoid being wasteful.